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We all have a purpose and God wants to use us for great things!
This week Michael McGreevy shared his incredible journey and how struggling with anxiety and tragedy led him to the most powerful words he could imagine – YOU ARE A FEARLESS WARRIOR!
From that point on Michael has been on fire and is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. He’s making a huge impact for the Kingdom and for those that are struggling with insecurity his message is sure to inspire and serve you well.
You are a warrior. You're a lion. You have the Lion of the tribal Judah within you right now. The problem is we keep God in a cage. We put him in a box. We gotta let Him out! Click To TweetChris Grainger
They were sore on wings like Eagles, they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be fainted. What a great scripture that we really, we unpack that big time on Monday’s spiritual kickoff guys. So go back and check that out. I really focused on the word, uh, hope and that could be trans and that could also be, you know, swap that out for.
Because it’s all about patience and I get it. I am so impatient. So why in the word am I talking about? Well, because it’s in God’s word and we need to understand it. We need to understand how to plot it to our lives. So I highly encourage you to go back, check out that spiritual kickoff. There’s probably some, a lot of insight there that can help you grow and understand.
Look, I get it. You wanna sore? You wanna run, you wanna walk? You wanna do all those things, which we need to wait. We need to make sure that not only God tells us yes. On something. But that he tells us to go. So that is a big point that I really hope that, that you get from this week as you move forward.
Now, when we look back on our episode on Wednesday, what a powerful conversation about overcoming insecurity with Michael McGreevey, I mean, Michael is just a phenomenal guy first and foremost, powerful story. You know, being a young man who struggle with anxiety and, and, and fear and all these things to watch a friend fall to their death.
And then literally six months later, you know, to, to, to be watching two family, friends, potentially drown, but hearing the voice of God and jumping in and leaning in and just going all in and he saved him. And just the, through his whole story of overcoming insecurity, all the different areas that, that really impacted them to living a life with the purpose.
And, and getting those negative distortions out of your life, you know, the negative distortions, they’re, they’re from the Satan. They are not truth. We need to know what the truths are. And then we need to have guys in our life that we can lean on and we can bounce this. You know, we, when we’re feeling down, do you have a guy, a buddy, true brother that you can take that to, and it’s going not give you the sugar coat.
It, you. Politically correct answer, but tell you speak truth into your life. You know, you’re messing up here, so you need to consider this. And I think if you do that, you’ll get better here, you know? And then we need to understand, Michael said, Hey, God told him he’s a fearless warrior guys. You are a warrior.
You’re a lion. You have the lion of the tribal Judah within you right now. The problem is we, we, we keep it in a cage and we put God in a cage too. We put him in a box. We gotta let him. Gotta let ’em out in that garden. What we plan in a garden grows. Right. Well, think about your mind as the garden. What are you putting in your mind?
What are you consuming? Where are you listening to? When you’re finished listening to the line within us? What are you gonna go to next? Is it a secular radio station? Is it a secular podcast and nothing wrong with those things, but we need to make sure that that’s not all we’re feeding in our mind. Do you listen to any scripture throughout the week outside of maybe church on a Sunday, you know, what would hold you back from right now?
If you go finding a pastor and listening to him, I’m, I’m just gonna give you a plug right now. Go to the church of 1122 and start binging. Pastor Jo B Martin, start letting him speak into your life. Cuz the holy spirit speaking through him or find another pastor that you trust. There’s plenty of ’em out there with the medias that we have.
Start letting those things to come into your life. So you can overcome that insecurity. But Michael is just, just, just a powerful dude. I, I had so much fun getting to know him and to hear his story again, that was a long conversation. We unpacked a lot. So guys go back, check that conversation out. I guarantee you, you know, if you’re, if you have insecurity or maybe your kids are, or maybe your wife’s insecure, that could be a conversation that you could listen to together and maybe come up with ideas on how to combat.
How as a lion, you can help combat and overcome that. So guys, thank you. So for listening to that, so, you know, on fun Fridays, we’re gonna get into some tips, right? A health tip, a well tip and a self tip. So here we go. Let’s, let’s jump in a health tip. I want you guys to lean into the idea of incremental improvements.
Okay. Incremental improvements. Okay. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated and just say, screw it. I’m done. You know, I get. But get in the right mindset and celebrate the incremental improvements that you make. You know, the old kind, the old story about how to eat an elephant, right? It’s a daily, it’s one bite after the other.
So that daily grind commitment showing up each day gets better each day. Just focus on getting better. You know, guys, when I think about me and podcasting over 300 podcasts now, you know, between this show and another show that I host. And with each one, I get more comfortable behind Mike. You know, I feel like we’re doing a better job of, of interviewing people, bringing questions, actually trying to bring value to them and serving them better.
And it’s not because anything special that I’ve done, you know? But the reps, the reps led to the improvement, the reps leaning in on God, asking for discernment, praying for wisdom, spending time in his word, practicing, screwing up, you know, we’ve recorded podcast before, or we didn’t hit the, the record button literally and had a conversation didn’t hit the record button, had to redo it.
Right. I’ve hit the I’ve I’ve recorded podcast completely where I didn’t have the mic, the right mic. Like I thought I was speaking into this nice, uh, podcast Mike, I have here, but Nope, I was speaking into a computer Mike that was across the room and it sounded like I was in a subway. So you gonna make those mistakes, but you put into reps and you get better and you learn from ’em and you give yourself a little bit of grace.
You know, we all have these BHAGs right. This big, hairy, audacious goals that we have, you know, and that’s cool, but start working daily on just the incremental improvements and start writing that crap down when you get better. Celebrate it, write it down and start moving slowly in a direction that you feel God is calling you towards.
You know what, if you will find out if he’s not calling you in that direction course. Correct. It’s okay. Course. Correct. And then start heading in the right direction. There you go, guys. There’s your hell. Tip some more of a mind thing. Incremental improvements. Definitely start leaning in on that idea. All right.
Wealth tip. Be a cheerful giver. Okay. And then also practice that in secret, I’m telling you guys look for opportunities to bless others and do it without them knowing, you know, God word God’s word tells us to be cheerful givers and second, or anything is nine, seven. It tells us directly be cheerful givers.
Okay. And it’s a, not about what you get back, but what you give up. Okay. Be less concerned about the glory and make sure the glory is all his, that’s it it’s, it’s all the, it’s all the Lord. He’s gonna see your heart and he’s gonna know where your heart is, and it’s a great way to grow in the area of wealth.
I know. Well, Chris, we’re supposed to be growing what I’m telling you guys. If you get really good at being a cheerful giver, you know, and practicing stewardship and, and, and really being a solid financial steward, you. That’s the core of how we live our lives. And then from there, you know, we may be blessed for more and there’s no prosperity gospel.
So lemme show we’re clear on that, but I guarantee you what, when the blessings come, if we’re cheerful givers and we have that in our heart and we, and we know, we know that it’s his, I guarantee you guys, you know, at that point you are proving to a Lord that you’re respons. At the end of the day, that’s what a lion is.
He’s responsible with his finances. He’s responsible because he understands that it’s not mine. It’s his, and I’m just gonna, just do whatever he tells me to do. Be a cheerful giver. Don’t be the guy that gives begrudgingly. We don’t wanna be that guy smile, and then do it in secret. There’s nothing better than secretly blessing someone else.
We, we, if you see somebody at a restaurant and maybe, maybe it’s a mom, if she’s struggling with her kids pay for the meal, without them knowing, you know, that stuff happens, you know, there’s little ways that you can bless others and be that cheer giver. There you go. There’s your well tip self tip Proverbs 1821, right.
Death in life are in the power of the. Guys, I’m gonna tell you one thing, our words have power. I’m gonna say that again. Our words have power. And as a lion, the words you use with your wife and your kids have immensely more power than, you know, I promise you, you have a choice. Every time you open your mouth.
Every time you can either speak life or death. And to them, you can either build them up or tear them down. And I, and I’m not saying you can’t discipline your kids here, guys. Don’t miss don’t miss hear me here. I’m big on disciplining your kids. I, I completely and fully believe that men, we need to discipline our kids, but you do need to understand the power you have in your tongue and you can go overboard to discipline.
So it’s a fine line there. Figure out the line there that that line is between you and your family and God. Okay. But, but often those closest to us get the worst version. Really think about it, recognize it, keep your guard up, guys, guard your tongue to ensure your words are lifting those up in your side, your house, and then watch them grow with their own self-confidence.
You know, the Bible speaks of the, the, the tongue is a sword, double edged sword. Gotta be careful with that guys. It is a weapon. And as the man, as the leader of your family of your house, maybe you’re the leader at work. The words you say are very impactful. Now, obviously I’m big on also, you know, actions are, are really where it’s at, but words can cut.
And for kids in particular, it doesn’t take, but one instance of, of, of bad speech to really set kids back for years, recognizes power, speak life. If you see someone that is not speaking. Be willing to make you uncomfortable and speak up, right. Speak up. So guys, there are your three tips. Hell tip, incremental improvements.
Well, tip be a cheerful giver and a self tip. Remember your words have power. All right, guys, for the book of the week, this week, now I’m gonna be full, full on confession. I tell you guys a hundred percent when, when I have read something and I haven’t, I haven’t read this book, but Michael highly recommended.
So look, I’m putting it on my reading list. I’m gonna try to get to it. I, I read a lot of author stuff that we try to bring the line within it. So I’ll, hopefully I’ll get to it eventually. Who knows? I may even give, be able to get this, this author, I don’t know, but he recommended a book called undistracted capture your purpose, rediscover your joy, and it’s by Mr.
Bob Goff. So I’m gonna be reading that book. If any of you lines out there, have already read that book and would recommend, Hey, send me a message. I’d love to hear from you what that book has done for you. Why you recommend it to others. So check out the show notes, the link will be there. Undistracted capture your purpose, rediscover your joy.
So there you go, guys, your book of the week, you know, we’re always trying to improve our minds and to do that, you need to be, you know, reading outside guys’ work. We need to be reading O other authors and growing. So we know on fun Fridays, we’re gonna be doing our dead jokes. Right. So let’s jump into our dead jokes.
So dead jokes, number one, where do rainbows go when they’re bad? Prism. It’s a light sentence now, guys, that was pretty good. So if you’re not laughing, this may not be the podcast for you, but that I thought I was a pretty good one. Number two, Bruce Lee was fast, but he had an even faster brother suddenly.
So there you go. I actually thinking more, I think about this. This is gonna be a toss up this week. So number one, where do rainbows go when they’re bad prism? It’s a light sentence. And number two, Bruce Lee was fast, but he had an even faster brother suddenly. So there you go. Guys, let us know which one hits the best, which one gets the chuckle.
Maybe which one gets, uh, gets the eye roll from your wife. Cuz remember our rolls count completely a hundred percent. Did they count? So, uh, love to get your feedback there. The question I want you guys, we talked about every episode this week, what causes insecurity in your life? What causes that insecurity in your life?
Guys, really think about that. Because a lot of that insecurity is from Satan. He’s using that doubt insecurity to make you stop to hold you back, cuz he does not want you to do the work you’re called to do. He wants you to be in the fetal position. He wants you to be scared. He wants you to be timid. He does not want you to be bold, fierce, victorious, loud, roaring like a lion.
So just really think about that. Because there’s things that, that cause insecurity in my life and I have to combat ’em and I have to rebuke ’em and I have to send ’em to the gates of hell, where they belong through the power of Jesus Christ and the blood he, she, on across from me. And when you start doing that, that’s being a lion.
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In true Fun Friday fashion Chris unpacks some Health, Wealth and Self tips that will aide you in your walk. Think about what you are trying to achieve and consider the concept of incremental improvements. Having the right approach makes the goal less daunting and will help you overcome insecurities you may be facing.
Book of the week: Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy by Bob Goff
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